JOIN US! Upcoming Events and Engagement Opportunities - 2023
SOS and our coalition partners and allies are organizing events and activities across the region to educate and inspire, and engage and mobilize the public and policymakers to act in 2023 - to develop and begin to implement a comprehensive regional solution that protects and restores Snake River wild salmon and steelhead and invests in Northwest communities.
Please join us at these upcoming events - to speak up for the Snake River, its wild salmon and steelhead, Southern Resident orcas, and to support Northwest Tribes.
December 8, 2023 - Not Mars: Tools To Save Our Home Planet
When: December 8, 2023, 6:00pm PST
Where: Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
What: Not Mars: Tools to Save Our Home Planet is a one-night, multi-speaker event, bringing together Patagonia’s activist heroes to share lessons learned, practical tips and personal stories to turn your climate anxiety into climate action.
Save Our wild Salmon is honored to be part of the event and executive director, Joseph Bogaard will be speaking on collaborative solutions to restore healthy salmon populations, create jobs, invest in clean energy, and ensure a more just and prosperous future for all people of the Northwest. Learn more about the event and purchase your tickets here.
December 12, 2023 - An Age of Dam Removal: Film Screening and Discussion
When: December 12, 2023, 6:30pm - 9pm PST
Where: Stoup Brewing Capitol Hill, 1158 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
What: Join the Sierra Club, Idaho Conservation League, and other partners at Stoup Brewing in Capitol Hill for “An Age of Dam Removal” where we’ll be screening Damnation, followed by a 30-minute panel discussion.
Damnation celebrates the success on dam removal on the Elwha, while the panel discussion will focus on our current efforts to remove the four lower Snake River dams. Click here for more information and to register!
Stoup Capitol Hill is a family- and dog-friendly brewery and beer hall at the corner of Broadway & Union. Participate in our raffle to win swag from Patagonia.
Questions? Contact: Matthew Dollinger, email@example.com
November 1 and 2, 2023 - Rise Up Northwest in Unity Convening
When: November 1 and 2, 2023
Where: Tulalip Resort, Tulalip, Washington
What: Save the date for the Rise Up Northwest in Unity Convening on November 1st and 2nd! The pivotal two-day event is dedicated to connecting and unifying voices in the Northwest to preserve our water, orca, and salmon.
The R.U.N. in Unity Convening event will focus on prioritizing education, cultural awareness, and the exchange of ideas to address the current needs of water, orca, and salmon through the formulation of solutions and strategies to build a stronger, smarter, and more resilient Northwest.
Sept./Oct. - All Our Relations Snake River Campaign
When: September and October, 2023
Where: Washington, Oregon, Idaho
What: The Indigenous-led 2023 'All Our Relations' Snake River Campaign traveled through Washington, Oregon, and Idaho in September and October to inspire and build community, and to demonstrate strong public support to the Biden Administration and Northwest members of Congress - calling on their active leadership to urgently protect wild salmon and steelhead from extinction and restore them to abundance. View photos and media coverage link from the 'All Our Relations' Snake River Campaign here.
June 28th - Salmon Orca Project's Tribal Voices Matter: Our Energy Future
When: June 28, 2023, 12pm PST
Where: Virtual via Zoom
What: Join Nez Perce Tribal Chairman Shannon Wheeler and Washington State Senator, Joe Nguyen, Environment, Energy & Technology, Chair, as they discuss the future of energy in the region.
June 22nd - An Evening of Art, Poetry and Story (Seattle, WA)
Please join Patagonia Seattle, Empty Bowl Press, Wandering Aengus Press, Save Our wild Salmon Coalition, and Northwest Artists Against Extinction for an evening of art, poetry, and story celebrating salmon and orca on June 22nd at the Patagonia Seattle store from 7 - 9pm!
Creative contributors from newly released anthologies, 'I Sing The Salmon Home: Poems from Washington State,' and 'For the Love of Orcas,' will recite poetry and stories. There will be light food, raffle prizes, and more! Free event but space is limited. RSVP here!
April 26th, 12:00 PM PT | Virtual via Zoom Tribal Voices Matter: Debunking Dam Myths Pt. 2
Join Salmon Orca Project’s 'Tribal Voices Matter' speaker series on April 26th! Nez Perce Vice Chairman Shannon Wheeler and Nez Perce Fisheries Biologist Jay Hesse will debunk the misleading myths that opponents of dam breaching are putting forward. Register here!
Missed the Tribal Voices Matter: Debunking Dam Myths Pt. 1? Watch the recording of the webinar featuring Nez Perce Fisheries Biologist Jay Hesse and Harvest Director Joe Oatman on Salmon Orca Project’s Facebook page here.
You’re invited to join us this spring for Northwest Artists Against Extinction’s first gallery; Honor: People and Salmon.
Honor: People and Salmon, an exhibit of works by artists and advocates who create art to evoke support for restoring salmon and orcas, and the many communities that honor and cherish these emblematic species. In partnership, Save Our wild Salmon and Northwest Artists Against Extinction bring artists together to inspire change in perspective and policy that honors past, present and future generations in the stewardship of these shared lands and waters.
March 23rd - Honor: People and Salmon Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion (Tacoma, WA)
You’re invited to the Honor: People and Salmon Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion featuring local leaders, professors, and contributing artists from Honor: People and Salmon! Panelists will discuss distinct, complementary, and interconnected ways of understanding and advocating for salmon as well as how this keystone species affects and inspires people and communities. Free and open to the public.
February 23rd - Our Sacred Obligation - Virtual Screening and Panel Discussion
Join Children of the Setting Sun Productions and partners for a panel discussion and virtual screening of their latest production, Our Sacred Obligation.
Come hear from panelists and speakers:
- Frances Charles, Chairwoman of Elwha Klallam Tribe
- Amy Cordalis, Principal, Ridges to Riffles Indigenous Conservation Group
- Darrell Hillaire, Executive Director of Children of the Setting Sun Productions.
The 26-minute featured film, Our Sacred Obligation, recounts the historic and now-threatened relationship between the Yurok Tribe and Klamath River salmon, as well as their leadership to protect it, recently leading to the decision to remove four dams on the Klamath River. This is the first of a documentary film series, The Salmon People Project, to amplify Indigenous voices as they work to reverse the devastating impact of salmon loss and heal Mother Earth.
Participating organizations: Children of the Setting Sun Productions, Defenders of Wildlife, Idaho Conversation League, NRDC, Save Our wild Salmon Coalition, Sierra Club, and Washington Conservation Action.
2022 Past Events:
March 24, 2022: Tales from the River at Storyfort (Boise, ID)
Sierra Club and Idaho Conservation League invite you to join the region's river community in celebrating the wild river systems, fish, and wilderness. We have teamed up with Storyfort to bring you a three-story series that focuses on various aspects of Idaho’s river culture. Whether it be heartfelt tales spun from the fabric of river culture or embarrassing and silly river happenings – verbal, artistic, and photographic storytelling will transport you into the unique and interconnected world of rivers, salmon, and people. After the story series, join us at Lost Grove Brewery to learn how you can help protect this cultural lifeblood of Idaho, enjoy live music, and share your own river stories!
Participating organizations: Idaho Conservation League and Sierra Club.
March 26, 2022 - Stop Salmon Extinction Rally & March (Tacoma, WA)
Come enjoy free music, food, great speakers, and a processional to the congressional offices of U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, Senator Patty Murray, and Senator Maria Cantwell to encourage them to remove the lower Snake River dams in order to save salmon, orca, and honor tribal rights!
Participating organizations: 350 Tacoma, Communities for a Healthy Bay, Indivisible Tacoma, Sierra Club - Tacoma Chapter, Environment Washington, Earth Ministry, Washington Environmental Council, Washington Conservation Voters, Backbone Campaign, Save Our wild Salmon (SOS) Coalition, Tacoma Ocean Fest, Endangered Species Coalition, and Great Old Broads For Wilderness.
March 31, 2022 - #StopSalmonExtinction Event Series (Spokane, WA)
Join us for a social hour from 5:00-6:00 pm with our guest speaker - award-winning reporter Rocky Barker - followed by a film and presentation with time for questions after. Our #StopSalmonExtinction Event Series from March to June will feature authors doing book signings, film screenings, and other community engagement opportunities in Spokane and the Inland Northwest!
Participating organizations: Save Our wild Salmon, Spokane Fall Community College Sustainability Center, Magic Lantern Theatre, and special guests
April 2, 2022 - Stop Salmon Extinction Rally & March (Olympia, WA)
Join us for inspiring speakers, help us create short video testimonials for social media, and then join us for a processional to the Capitol Campus for lunch and the Human Orca Mural. Gov. Inslee will be invited to greet us. The procession will be led by the Artesian Rumble Arkestra & food by Nineveh.
Participating organizations: Sierra Club - South Sound Chapter, Thurston County Democratic Women, Olympia Indivisible, Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Environment Washington, Washington Environmental Council, Earth Ministry, Washington Conservation Voters, Backbone Campaign, Save Our wild Salmon (SOS) Coalition, Endangered Species Coalition, Black Hills Audubon and Great Old Broads For Wilderness.
April 8, 2022 - Cider and Salmon (Chimacum, WA)
Save Our Wild Salmon (SOS) invites you to join us to listen to the live music while sipping cider and talking salmon. We’ll share the latest updates on restoring salmon to the Snake River and how you can be part of the solution. There will be a raffle for t-shirts, mugs, and a copy of The Salmon Way, the latest book by Amy Gulick. Complete a postcard to your elected official to get a raffle ticket; complete three postcards, get three tickets – you get the idea! Tasty treats and cider will be available for purchase from The Finnriver Cidery Tasting Room and Kitchen.
April 20, 2022 - Salmon Orca Project Virtual Speaker Series
A movement led by the Northwest Tribal Nations to save our salmon, orcas, and sacred treaties by replacing the four lower dams in the Snake River. This month's webinar installment focuses on the impacts the dams have on our beloved southern resident killer whales.
Follow them on Instagram to stay tuned for upcoming events!
April 22, 2022 - Earth Day Rally & Climate March (Spokane, WA)
Join us at the Pavilion in Riverfront Park this Earth Day to demand urgent action in combatting and preparing for the Climate Crisis. Let's come together as a community to demonstrate together our vision for a cleaner, greener, safer world!
Partnering Organizations: 350 Spokane, Sunrise Spokane, APIC Spokane, Save Our wild Salmon Coalition, Spokane Public Schools' Student Advisory Committee for Climate Change, Gonzaga Environmental Group, LCHS Environmental Club.
Contact: Abby Dalke, firstname.lastname@example.org
April 22, 2022 - Earth Day Stop Salmon Extinction Rally & March (Vancouver, WA)
A giant inflated salmon welcomes you to a gathering on the Columbia River. Come join your friends and neighbors and raise the alarm for the worsening wild salmon extinction crisis.
Participating organizations: Great Old Broads for Wilderness, Endangered Species Coalition, Columbia Riverkeeper, Backbone Campaign, Save Our wild Salmon Coalition, Pacific Northwest Protectors, North Olympic Orca Pod, Raging Grannies Action League, Wild Orca, DamTruth, Legal Rights For Salish Sea, The Grand Salmon Journey, and others welcome.
April 23, 2022 - Earth Day Celebration & Call to Action (Port Angeles, WA)
Celebrate Earth Day, 2022 at the City Pier in Port Angeles! Hear calls to action for endangered salmon and orcas from Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe Chairman Ron Allen and confronting the climate crisis from Clallam Co. Commissioner Mark Ozias. Educate yourself at informational tables sponsored by numerous groups. And hear free music from Peninsula favorites Kim Trenerry and Jason Mogi. Following the City Pier event, join the beach cleanup sponsored by the Surfrider Foundation.
Participating organizations: Clallam Co. League of Women Voters, Olympic Climate Action, Sierra Club, Save Our wild Salmon Coalition, Port of Port Angeles, Clallam Co. Democrats, Friends of Ennis Creek, North Olympic Land Trust, City of Port Angeles, Clallam Co. Marine Resources Committee, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, Wild Olympics Campaign, and the Olympic Forest Coalition.
Contact: Marc Sullivan, email@example.com
April 26, 2022 - Imagine a Free-Flowing Snake River with Chris Wood (Spokane, WA)
Please join Trout Unlimited President and CEO Chris Wood to envision a free-flowing Snake River and a future with updated infrastructure and robust runs of wild fish. The Spokane Falls Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host Chris as he leads a dialogue about dams on the Snake River, the economic and cultural opportunities for Eastern Washington, and what the path forward looks like to save endangered Snake River salmon and steelhead.
April 28, 2022 - Expedition Reclamation Film Screening & Panel Discussion (Spokane, WA)
Join us for a screening of the film Expedition Reclamation followed by a panel discussion featuring some of the women from WA highlighted in the movie! Expedition Reclamation is a documentary seeking to redefine “outdoorsy” and reclaim belonging in the outdoors for Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color by highlighting their joyful, resilient, & transformative relationships to outdoor recreation.
Participating organizations: Gonzaga Outdoors, the Carl Maxey Center ,The Lands Council, Spokane Riverkeeper, 350 Spokane, Save Our wild Salmon Coalition, ROW Adventures, Spokane Falls Community College Sustainability Center Gonzaga's Hawaii/Pacific Islanders Club, Gonzaga's Office of Sustainability, Wander Spokane, and special guests!
Contact: For more information email Abby Dalke, firstname.lastname@example.org
May 10, 2022 - Amy Gulick Presentation and Book Signing (Port Townsend, WA)
Join us for a presentation and book signing with Amy Gulick, an award-winning nature photographer, and writer. With engaging stories and stunning images from The Salmon Way: An Alaska State of Mind, Amy will guide us through her book that celebrates the relationships between salmon and people in Alaska. The Salmon Way: An Alaska State of Mind, is the recipient of an Independent Publisher Book Award, a Nautilus Book Award, an INDIES Book of the Year Award, and has been named a Best Indie Book by Kirkus Reviews. Visit: www.amygulick.com
Famous Rose Theatre popcorn, beer, wine, other beverages, and creative concession stand favorites will be available for purchase. To learn more and receive event updates RSVP here.
This event is free and all ages are welcome! To share this event with your networks, visit our Facebook Event.
Participating Organizations: Save Our wild Salmon, North Olympic Orca Pod, and others
May 3-20, 2022: Snake River to Salish Sea Spirit of the Waters Totem Pole Journey
This May, Se'Si'Le invites you to stand with Lummi tribal members, the House of Tears Carvers, and Tribal communities across the Pacific Northwest in support of a totem pole journey and the Indigenous-led movement to remove the Snake River dams. This important Journey comes at a critical time for the Snake River, endangered salmon and orcas, and the region's Tribal communities.
Learn more about how to get involved and what stops are happening near you on our webpage!
Partnering Organizations: Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment, Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition, Sierra Club, Columbia Riverkeeper, Earth Ministry, Salmon Nation, Ecotrust, Saint Leo Parish, The Natural History Museum, the University of Oregon (Department of Philosophy), University of Washington (wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ– Intellectual House), Freebuilt Films, and others
May 21, 2022: Celebrate International Endangered Species Day by making silk Chinook Salmon windsocks at Seattle’s Heron Nest!
Seattle artist, Denise Henrikson, known worldwide for her beautiful batiked & painted salmon windsocks will be holding a workshop where we will be painting chinook salmon on silk panels.
Meet us at Seattle’s nest by the Duwamish River and Longhouse anytime between 10 am – 6 pm on Saturday, May 21st.
These windsocks along with already painted sockeye windsocks will be used at this year's Freemont Solstice Parade and will then be given to the Snake Rive Savers, Save Our Wild Salmon, and Clayoquot Action will be used in their campaigns to restore free-flowing rivers and endangered salmon and orca.
Please bring clothing appropriate for painting and if possible, aprons, although they are provided. Please contact John Rosapepe, email@example.com, 510.561.7290
June 4, 2022: Stop Salmon Extinction Rally & March (Seattle, WA)
Join Snake River Savers and other for a Rally & March to ensure a future for our PNW Salmon by fighting to free the Snake River of its four lower dams. Youth Leaders will be joined by other like-minded groups and citizens as we rally together for change and then march to the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building to deliver postcards demanding action to save our salmon. We open doors at 10:00 am PT to start welcoming people and signing petitions. Rally officially starts at 11 am in the Central Lutheran Church and we start the March to the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building at 12:15 pm to deliver the cards and petitions.
Questions? Reach out to John Rosapepe - firstname.lastname@example.org
June 11, 2022: Salmon Source to Sea Community Paddle (Lewiston, ID)
Join us for a community paddle! You can either join us for the launch from Asotin at 11 am, or greet Paddlers and Tribal canoes at Hells Gate State Park around 11:30 am. We will gather to welcome the Salmon Source to Sea paddlers in Lewiston, ID on their way to the sea and hear from incredible speakers!
Participating Organizations: Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment, Idaho Rivers United, Save Our wild Salmon Coalition, Great Old Broads for Wilderness
June 25th, 2022 - Rally for Salmon (Portland, OR)
Join Salmon/Fishing/Orca Advocates, Tribal communities, sport/commercial fishing people, conservationists, outdoor recreation businesses and people, and all people of goodwill for our biggest Flotilla in years! The flotilla begins around 10:00 am with a paddle from Willamette Park to Ross Island and back, about two-thirds of a mile roundtrip. Then a big media gathering with all the boats and speakers at the water. Speeches around Noon. Food trucks, music, and celebration after that! We need YOUR help to celebrate the gift of wild salmon and generate attention and demonstrate strong public support for a decision by U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Gov. Jay Inslee, other Northwest policymakers and the Biden Administration to include lower Snake River dam removal in the comprehensive regional salmon restoration plan due by or before July 31st, 2022!
Questions? Reach out to Abby Dalke, email@example.com
Participating Organizations: 350 Eastside, 350 Eugene, 350 Deschutes, 350 PDX, 350 Seattle, 350 Wenatchee, 350, Yakima, American Rivers, ARTA River Trips, Backbone Campaign, Columbia Riverkeeper, Consolidated Oregon Indivisible Network (COIN), Endangered Species Coalition, Environment Oregon, Environment Washington, Great Old Broads for Wilderness (GOB), GOB Portland, GOB Battle Ground, Human Access Project, Idaho Conservation League, Kitsap Environmental Coalition, Mosquito Fleet, (National) Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association, National Wildlife Federation, Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment, NRDC, NW Guides and Anglers Association, Association of NW Steelheaders, Oregon League of Conservation Voters, Portland Kayak Company, Portland Raging Grannies, Save Our wild Salmon, Sierra Club, Washington Conservation Voters, Wild Orca
September 22, 2022: The Salmon Way: A Multimedia Journey with Photographer and Author Amy Gulick about the State of Salmon (Seattle, WA)
Join us on September 22, 7pm in Seattle for a FREE, inspiring presentation and book signing with Amy Gulick, photographer and author of the award-winning book, The Salmon Way: An Alaska State of Mind and Joseph Bogaard, executive director of Save Our wild Salmon.
For more information, please visit the event registration page.
Participating organizations: Braided River, Save our Wild Salmon, and Patagonia.
Contact: For more information email Abby Dalke, firstname.lastname@example.org
September 24, 2022: Youth Salmon Celebration and Call to Action (Lewiston, ID)
Please join us September 24th at Hells Gate State Park in Lewiston, ID to celebrate and honor youth voices, Tribal justice, and Snake River salmon! The celebration will bring together community members, Tribal Leaders and youth, and youth organizers from across the region to present, share stories, celebrate, and take action to restore salmon in the Snake River Basin.
For more information, please visit the event registration page.
Participating organizations: Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) Youth Leadership Council, Youth Salmon Protectors, and Save Our wild Salmon.
Contact: For more information email Abby Dalke, email@example.com
September 27th and 28th: Virtual Conference with two morning sessions One River, Ethics Matter Conference
The 9th annual OREM conference focuses on restoring Spokane River Salmon — righting historic wrongs, advancing stewardship, and examining the role of tribes who increasingly give voice to the voiceless: salmon, rivers, and future generations.
Indigenous hosts: The Spokane Tribe of Indians and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe with support from the Upper Columbia United Tribes
Academic host: Eastern Washington University - Small Urban Rural & Tribal Center on Mobility (SURTCOM)
Supported by: Sierra Club and the Columbia Institute for Water Policy
October 4, 2022: Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty: Where do we go from here?
Join SOS and our partners in the U.S. NGO Treaty Caucus for an interactive webinar exploring where things stand for this crucial issue and what the U.S. government needs to get done to ensure a positive future. A range of speakers from Northwest NGOs and tribes will present and answer audience questions. View the webinar recording here.
Visit ColumbiaRiverTreaty.org to learn more about Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty and ways to get involved.
Contact: For more information, email Joseph Bogaard, firstname.lastname@example.org
Participating organizations: Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light, Sierra Club, and Save Our wild Salmon
October 4, 2022: "Save the Snake River Lager" Release Party
Join Washington Wild Tuesday October 4th from 5-8 PM at Stoup Brewing to celebrate the release of “Save the Snake River Lager.” This is a 100% Salmon Safe beer is a collaboration between Washington Wild’s Brewshed® Alliance Program and 50 brewing industry businesses across Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. This beer is a message to our NW elected officials: Now is the time to support salmon and steelhead recovery with a comprehensive plan to remove the four lower Snake River dams.
Learn more about the beer, the active campaign to remove the four Lower Snake River Dams, and the Washington Brewshed® Alliance at: wawild.org/save-the-snake-river-lager/
Participating organizations: Sierra Club Washington State Chapter, Washington Wild, and Stoup Brewing.
October 9, 2022: WYORCA Youth Activism Workshop
Register for the 2022 Washington Youth Ocean & River Conservation Alliance (WYORCA) Youth Activism Workshop, a free in-person event on October 9th, located at Lake Hills Library in Bellevue, mobilizing Western Washington youth for wildlife conservation.
This symposium will serve as a collaborative space and educational workshop on Southern Resident orca and Chinook Salmon conservation, for those with any range of experience. Attendees will hear from experts on the issue and learn safe and legal activism techniques to make a meaningful difference.
Contact: For more information, email Maanit Goel, email@example.com
October 28 9am - 4:30pm PT and October 30 6pm-8pm PT | Livestreamed
The International Indigenous Salmon Seas Symposium
On October 28th and 30th, the livestreamed International Indigenous Salmon Seas Symposium will bring together thirty-five Indigenous peoples, knowledge-keepers, and invited guests from the three great salmon seas: the Salish Sea, Alaska, and the Russian Far East (the Sea of Okhotsk/Bikin River and the Kamchatka Peninsula). The Symposium is dedicated to the proposition that all of us have an obligation to each other, to all our relations, to the creation, and to future generations to honor ancient lifeways, celebrate our alliances, and work together to restore the health of the Salmon Seas and through that healing, to heal ourselves.
Visit se-si-le-symposium.org to register and learn more about the livestreamed symposium.
This event is organized by Se’Si’Le. Se’Si’Le (saw-sea’-law) is the Lummi language term for our grandmother. Se’Si’Le is an all-Indigenous-led nonprofit based in Washington that reintroduces Indigenous Natural Law into the mainstream conversation about climate change and the environment. Working with strategic partners, we deploy storytelling, special events, targeted campaigns, and policy analysis to provide a voice for the voiceless, including Salmon, Killer Whales, rivers, streams, oceans and seas.
November 14 and November 17: NW Energy Coalition’s Fall Conference ‘Delivering Community Clean Energy’
Join the NW Energy Coalition for their Fall Conference ‘Delivering Community Clean Energy.’ Hear from expert panelists from across the Northwest to discuss the following topics: Influx of Funding for Clean Energy Transformation and Clean Energy Community and Equity Issues.
This event is $40 for members and $50 for non-members and is open to all. Sponsorship and scholarship opportunities are available.
Contact: For more information, email Chris Connolly, firstname.lastname@example.org.